➢ Like being treated like a baby, pushed around in a baby buggy at age 6 because my parents were afraid that Rheumatic Fever would damage my heart.
➢ Like sobbing uncontrollably when my thank you letter to our local policewoman wasn’t selected as the winner in a second grade contest. Explaining myself to the school nurse was even MORE embarrassing!
➢ Like having more than 900 people seek info from me following a 1998 health and science column in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I had no systems or experience for responding effectively - and what I patched together wasn’t very good.
➢ Like learning, after my Dad’s death in 2009, that his concerns about my money management history caused him to place what I was to inherit in a trust, under the authority of, of all people, my older brother and sister.
➢ Like having it be all the more evident that I still wasn’t doing a good job of money management when I filed for bankruptcy a few years later.